Hogansville could see up to 30 new jobs when Milliken & Company opens its warehouse facility in the coming months.
Company officials today announced its expansion plans in Troup County, which includes significant investments including the purchase of the former William Carter Company distribution center in Hogansville.
Milliken’s global floor covering division expects to close later this month on the former Carter’s building, which has sat vacant for about five years after the Atlanta-based children’s apparel maker closed its facility on Industrial Drive in Hogansville.
Company officials stated they will spend next month retrofitting the facility, with the goal of being in operation come May 2018.
“Milliken has been a great and loyal corporate partner to Troup County and the City Council welcomes their expansion in our community,” said Hogansville Mayor Bill Stankiewicz. “We think this is just the beginning for this company, and we could see expansions and other companies locating and expanding here in the future.”
Company officials made the announcement during a tour of its Live Oak Plant in LaGrange, which was attended by a small group of local and state government and economic development officials.
The Carter building purchase is part of Milliken’s strategic efforts to further expand its innovative flooring solutions business. Milliken’s progressive and purposeful flooring products offer great design solutions built from unique insights and an exceptional array of technical capabilities.
This is the first time Milliken has bought a facility primarily for warehousing and distribution. Although Milliken owns and operates warehouses globally, those warehouses are either attached to a manufacturing facility or are buildings that were repurposed for warehousing.
The William Carter Company, the largest branded marketer in North America of apparel exclusively for babies and young children, opened its $6.5 million Hogansville distribution center in January 1985.
At nearly six acres, the facility was the largest of Carter’s 19 locations and employed as many as 200 workers.